Activities: Practical, Outdoors, Plastic & Litter Clearance, Regularly
Starts: 26 March 2020 to 28 February 2022
Gloucester, Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, Gloucestershire
We are ensuring all activities are Covid secure. If you sign up the regional team will contact you as soon as they're able to recruit you.
Rangers are the eyes and ears of the local waterway, a friendly face who is happy to chat to towpath users (including boaters, walkers and cyclists) and connect with the local community. This role takes on the added element of supporting our local Bridge Keepers on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal at various locations (Gloucester Lock, Saul Junction, Patch and Purton) with their daily duties including operating the bridge. It is a practical role but also an ambassadorial role as we look to develop relationships with towpath users and provide local information.
You will be based at Saul Junction on the G&S canal and on your regular walks along your towpath patch, you’ll get to spot anything you think we should be aware of too – for example a fence that needs repairing. You may also get the chance to lead guided walks and help with work parties
As well as getting to meet new people, this task offers fresh air, exercise and the chance to enjoy some of our beautiful waterways and the wildlife that lives there.
This role is about chatting to people and supporting some low maintenance tasks having customer service experience and some practical skills will be useful. You will receive training required for the role including a one day health & safety course. You will also be given training in how to operate the bridges.